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Speculation continues to surround MADONNA

‘s forthcoming UK tour plans, with reports suggesting she will not perform outside of LONDON.

According to a report in this morning’s The Sun newspaper (April 12), Madonna will play a six-night residency at Earl’s Court, commencing on July 6. She is also said to have pencilled in a date at the Party In The Park in Hyde Park on July 8.

A source close to Madonna told the paper: “She seems reluctant to play outside London and feels people will travel from all over the UK to see her. She’s got two kids and doesn’t need to work her arse off. But the gigs will be spectacular and we have no doubt they will be the hottest tickets of the year.”

A UK spokesperson for the star told NME.COM this afternoon that nothing has been officially confirmed.